Lithium Batteries articles

PHMSA Announces Final Rule Pertaining to Lithium Battery Transport

Today via the U.S. DOT PHMSA website, the agency announced the forthcoming issuance of a Final Rule regarding new regulatory requirements pertaining to the safe transport of lithium batteries. Specifically, the new ruling revises hazard communication and packaging provisions for lithium batteries and harmonizes the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) with applicable provisions of the United

ICAO Rules to Ban Lithium Battery Cargo on Passenger Aircraft

June 24th, 2014 By Bob Richards and Paul Burgess The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced yesterday that “subject to Council approval,” the rules under which various types of Lithium Batteries may be shipped by air are changing with the issuance of the upcoming 2015-2016 Technical Instructions. The ICAO Technical Instructions serve as the internationally

New Rules for Air Shipment of Lithium Batteries In Effect After March 31, 2014

After  March 31, 2014, a Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods is now required for Section IB shipments of lithium batteries, whereas before it was optional. For the most up-to-date testing criteria reference the Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Tests and Criteria, 5th Edition. We will publish more on this in the coming days,

2013 A.I.R. Shipper Includes Changes to Lithium Battery Provisions, Package Quantity Rules

Production of the 2013 AIR Shipper is coming along.  Odd years mean we’re including ICAO updates, so we’ll be featuring a black cover this time out. If you’re piloting a helicopter up in Alaska, you need to pay attention to this one!  Of course, there are lots of other changes the ordinary dangerous goods shipper

US Postal Service Prohibits International Shipments of Lithium Batteries

Effective yesterday, the United States Postal Service (USPS) amended its mailing standards, the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM), to incorporate provisions prohibiting the outbound international mailing of lithium batteries and devices containing lithium batteries. The move brings the USPS international mailing standards in line with recent actions by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the

ICAO Considering Tighter Restrictions for Shipments of Lithium Batteries

While the International Civil Aviation Organization Dangerous Goods Panel recently declined to implement more stringent rules for shipping lithium batteries, the group has agreed to convene a special session early next year, at which time it is expected they will reconsider the matter. Last month, the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) considered a working paper

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